With my first, I had just odd sort of crampiness for a couple weeks, and then when I finally did get my first "contraction" it was the real deal, and I had a baby 11 hours later!
Well, I like that! LOL. I've had some brutal period cramps in my day...in fact the period before I got pg this time was REALLY bad. We were out in the bush camping and I was up for a good part of the night in pain. I thought I was dying! LOL. If I'd been near a hospital, I'd probably have gone in. I hope that was some training...lol.